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Peru

Plaza de Armas, Lima

Yesterday I took a flight from Cusco to Lima with Aero Condor.  I didn’t want to risk taking a 30hr bus after being so ill. I’m staying in a gay hostel here in Lima (not intentionally, just didn’t realise when I booked it online).  The couple that run it are really friendly and gave me […]

The Inca Trail to Macchu Picchu

I have spent the last few days in Cusco acclimatising to the altitude in preparation for the highlight of my trip in South America… The Inca Trail. Day 1 I woke at 5am to meet the group at 5.40am at the tour office. We travelled by mini-bus and stopped off for breakfast at a lookout […]

Machu Picchu

For many visitors to Peru, a visit to the Inca city of Machu Picchu is the long-anticipated highpoint of their trip. This awe-inspiring ancient city was never revealed to the conquering Spaniards and was virtually forgotten until the early part of the 20th century. Despite this great tourist influx, the site manages to retain an air […]

Cusco, Peru

  Took and overnight bus to Cusco, which was incredibly hot so I found it difficult to sleep.  I was so tired when I finally arrived in Cusco after two over night busses in a row so basically had lunch and went to bed. I woke up around 6pm and went to see a movie with […]

The Nazca Lines

I took the overnight bus from Arequipa to Nazca which arrived just after 7am in time for the 30min flight I had booked to fly over the Nazca Lines. They were really cool to see mostly for the mystery.  They were created by the people of Nazca but it is unknown why.  Each design can […]

Arequipa

I took a bus from Copacabana, Bolivia to Arequipa Peru via Puno – 9hrs! I was a little bit nervous arriving at night in the dark but it turned out ok. I really love Arequipa – Ciudad Blanca – The White City as it is called. I was expecting a city full of museums that […]